hours is not much notice for a graduation day speaker to give to
students on whether or not he will actually show up at their ceremony.
But that's exactly the predicament that Arnold has left for Santa
Monica City College students.
So the students sent a chicken to meet Schwarzenegger in Sacramento
this morning before his breakfast meeting with the Chamber of Commerce
to ask why he is so afraid to talk to them. Maybe the gov is too
chicken to face students after calling them "special interests" as an
excuse to raise tuition fees? Invitations with the Gov's name on them
sent out days in advance tell us that the Chamber of Commerce got a lot
more than 48 hours notice.
The Santa Monica College "chicken Arnold" mascot joined 250
firefighters, teachers, and nurses to protest the Gov's pandering to
his big industry contributors. You guessed it: Arnold ducked in the
back door. But the Gov's chicken-hearted entrance did not help him
escape the nurses, teachers and firefighters who infiltrated the event
yelling: "Arnold, Arnold stop the scam - don't be a corporate girlie
Why do big contributor business executives get better treatment from
Arnold than students? Maybe it's because the students haven't laid a
golden egg for the governor.
Last Saturday, actor Warren Beatty gave a commencement speech at UC
Berkeley in which he declared: "We are not the Governor's dumbells."
Arnold Watch has confirmed Beatty committed to that graduation talk
months ago. Click here to read Beatty's speech, or click here to watch the speech.